Epcot

Epcot in July 2003

Epcot in July 2003

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Our visit to Walt Disney World in July 2003 for our 10th anniversary continues with a visit to Epcot. The “Center” from the original name of EPCOT Center was long gone, and the rest was capitalized normally, so that the park was now known just as Epcot, since that is what everyone called it anyway. And in case you forgot the name, there was a big reminder of it. Once again, as with our Magic Kingdom visit on this same trip, I took lots and lots of photos with my new digital camera.
Epcot in October 1996

Epcot in October 1996

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Today, we take a look back at our visit to Epcot at Walt Disney World in October 1996. The 25th Anniversary celebration was not quite as evident at Epcot as it was at the Magic Kingdom, but then Epcot had only been open for 14 years, and it was not meant to be the focal point of that celebration. Here is what we saw during our trip. Spaceship Earth is always a good place to start at Epcot, since it is right at the main entrance.
Epcot in June 1996

Epcot in June 1996

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Continuing in our June 1996 visit, this time around we visit Epcot. Epcot had lost its original name of EPCOT Center a few years earlier, and more changes were going on during our visit. We did not spend all that much time in Epcot during this visit, and because of that there are not that many photos in this post. But some photos are better than none, so here we go!

Looking Back: Epcot in 1995

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Time for another Looking Back post, this time looking at Epcot at Walt Disney World in 1995. By this time, the name had changed from EPCOT Center to just plain, mostly lower case Epcot. Changes were underway in the park as things were starting to change direction somewhat. These photos were from two different visits in 1995, one in April and one in August. And apparently on both of those visits I spent all of my time in World Showcase, because I have no photos at all from Future World for either of those trips.

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1992

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Time once again for another post in the Looking Back series, this time looking at EPCOT Center from 1992. The name change to “Epcot” was still a few years away, and the original concept for the park was still going strong. Take a look to see what has changed, and what has remained the same. Good morning from EPCOT Center! This photo was taken in between the Communicore buildings (now known as Innoventions), in case you don’t recognize it without all of those banner/streamer things overhead.

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1991

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The Looking Back series returns with a look at EPCOT Center from back in 1991. At this time, the park was less than 10 years old, and its name hadn’t yet been officially shortened to “Epcot,” although most people probably called it that, anyway. As with the Magic Kingdom photos from 1991, these photos come from two different trips in that year, one in April and one in June. Enjoy!

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1990

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Time for another entry in the Looking Back series, and this time we are taking a look back at EPCOT Center in 1990. Yes, EPCOT Center is what us old-timers called Epcot back in the day. Because that is what its creators called it, after all. Anyway, on to the photos. Click each one for a larger view. We will start things off with a look at Spaceship Earth, because that is the universally recognized symbol of EPCOT Center, after all.

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1989

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This time around, we are Looking Back at EPCOT Center from 1989. As with the photos of the Magic Kingdom from 1989, these photos were actually from two trips, one in April and one in July. Enjoy! Starting off with something new, the Wonders of Life was getting ready to open later on that year. But as you can see here, it wasn’t open just quite yet. And if you are familiar with how things were, you will notice that the large DNA tower had not been added yet.

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1988

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The Looking Back series continues with a look at EPCOT Center in 1988. Some things haven’t changed all that much since that time, while other things have changed quite a bit. Monorail Lime passes Spaceship Earth, as seen from the area near The Land. These days, Monorail Lime’s stripes are green and white instead of green and blue. Not a big change, but still interesting, I think. For several years, the EPCOT Center logo appeared in floral form behind Earth Station, which was what the post-show area behind Spaceship Earth was then called.

Looking Back: EPCOT Center in 1987

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This installment of Looking Back looks at EPCOT Center from the summer of 1987, long before the name was shortened to the more generic and less exciting “Epcot.” For whatever reason, I didn’t take all that many photos of EPCOT Center on this particular trip, and several of the ones that I did get turned out to be rather poor quality. So here are some of the better ones. By the way, you can click on each photo to get a larger view.